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#1847 of 1866 2009 Tribute/HEV Changes..
Jul 29, 2008 (4:26 pm)
New or enhanced for 2009(Tribute):
* New 2.5L iVTC 4 cylinder engine with 171 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque
* Improved 3.0L V6 engine with 240 horsepower and 223 lb-ft of torque
* New 6 speed automatic transmission
* Three new exterior colors – White Suede, Brilliant Silver, and Sport Blue
* Satellite radio on Grand Touring
* Steering wheel audio controls on Touring and Grand Touring
* Redesigned front and rear seats
* Electrochromatic rearview mirror (Grand Touring)
* One-touch open/close moonroof (Grand Touring)
* Easy Fuel capless fueling system
* Automatic on/off headlamps
New or enhanced for 2009(Tribute-HEV):
* New 2.5L 4 cylinder Atkinson cycle engine
* Power-assisted ventilated front disc/rear drum brakes
* Automatic on/off headlights
* Standard satellite radio
* Steering wheel audio controls
* Dynamic Stability Control, Roll Stability Control and Traction Control System
#1848 of 1866 Stalling when put in gear - Bad Gas?
Sep 29, 2008 (4:05 am)
I recently changed my fuel filter due to stalling when put into gear. The car has run good since then - about 30 days. Now it is doing this again. I believe I put in 89 octane gas this last time instead of the 87 octane the manual says I should put in. Could it be a bad tank of gas? Is it safe to drive and put it in nuetral as I stop to keep the car running to make it back and forth to work until I get the cash to have it looked at?
#1849 of 1866 Great vehicle
Jan 01, 2009 (3:42 pm)
Wife owns an 04 Tribute ES V6 4WD. Here in the Northwest we just had a 40 year snow/ice storm. 3 feet of snow. Tribute performed flawlessly. Approaching 60,000 miles, no issues. With Ford selling of Mazda shares, I feel the Tributes days are numbered. Mazda has the CX-7.
#1850 of 1866 Re: Help reading computer codes 01 Tribute [woeisme]
Sep 11, 2009 (11:04 am)
Hi! re- codes for tribute there is a full set of them in the haynes repair manual
#1851 of 1866 Re: Replace License Plate Light on '03 [carts]
Oct 24, 2009 (10:58 am)
If you would check ny query at the bottom of the main page for Tributes you'll find the answer
#1853 of 1866 2001 Tribute - air flow problem
Nov 19, 2009 (5:09 pm)
My engine was idling terribly - first I was told it was the egr valve which had a hole in it (I know hard to believe but they showed me). then i was told that i needed to replace the mass air flow sensor. After replacing these, the check engine light went out but came back on later that day and the engine still idles bad and the sound of air is even louder. They said that the brake boost needs to be done but could it be that the brakes need to be bled and that there is too much air? It also just had a tune up and a diagnostic.
#1854 of 1866 2004 Tribute - Blows #8 Fuse
Jan 17, 2010 (10:59 am)
I have a 2004 Tribute with 32,500 miles. I had to relace the front rotors at 25,000 miles. Replaced front wheel bearings at 31,150 miles. I just had to replace the Fuel pump at 32,045 miles. Around 20,000 miles the #8 fuse blew and stranded me in traffic. When this fuse blows it shuts down all gauges, windows and locks the shifter in park. This fuse just blew again at 32,500 miles.
Can anyone tell me what the problem might be?
#1855 of 1866 newbie 2001 mazda tribute owner
May 19, 2010 (8:50 pm)
Hello to all mazda tribute owners, I recently bought a 2001 mazda tribute(OMG) had I seen this forum I would of bought something else,anyway I first experienced the tranny shuddering When driving 40 to 50 MPH,I took it to aamco and had them check it out,they gave me 2 choices, 1)a shudder fix/ or have it rebuilt, of course I tried the shudder fix to see if this will help or fix the problem,nope that didn't work so I had them rebuild the tranny on monday,I should get it back tomorrow hopefully, the best part is that I'm taking the guy whom sold me the mazda to court because he lied to me about the mazda being in good condition and not having any major problems,I think that having a new tranny put in the mazda qualify as major problem,I also have experienced the cold start idling in the morning which recently started happening and sounds like somethings loose in my passenger front tire area,does any one have this problem and had it fixed? Thank you for any advice. )
#1856 of 1866 Re: newbie 2001 mazda tribute owner [fatcat01zumzum]
May 30, 2010 (10:20 am)
I wanted to tell you that the cold starts in the mornings is the air intake casket probably the lower one. It wasn't too expensive, but I had my uncle fix it for me. I just had that replaced this year. I don't know where to start with my tribute. I have had it for 5 years now & can't wait to get another car. The door handles tear up. I replaced the driver's side within about a year of having the car. Now the passenger side door handle is broken. I have a problem right now when driving down the road it shakes. We replaced the coil pack on cylinder one & the EGR valve & that didn't take care of it, BUT that is what the guy said the diagnostic machine read. The locks keep tearing up. Sometimes the back hatch doesn't want to lock & sometimes it locks & doesn't want to unlock. I keep reading other blogs & shaking my b/c I am having or have had the same problems. I will never buy another Mazda b/c of this car. I am going back to Toyota. I don't care what they have been thru lately they still hold up. I would advise any person with this car that is NOT long term.